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“Amazing - first time back in 20 years!”

Ontario Science Centre
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Toronto CityPASS
Ranked #38 of 501 things to do in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Ontario Science Centre has welcomed more than 50 million visitors since it opened in 1969, implementing an interactive approach now adopted by science centres around the world. Today, the Science Centre is an international leader in free-choice science learning and a key contributor to Ontario’s education and innovation ecosystem, offering lifelong learning through hands-on, engaging experiences. The Ontario Science Centre is an agency of the Government of Ontario funded in part by the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. As a publicly assisted organization, the Science Centre relies on generous individuals, corporations and foundations who share a commitment to science and education for additional operating support.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Amazing - first time back in 20 years!”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

Simply awesome. Took my daughter and had an incredible time. Kids areas are brilliant. Will go back in a minute. Best children's destination in the GTA, no question.

Visited January 2013
1 Thank Mark R
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“the kids never want to leave this fantastic place !”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

this is absolutely one of the best places in all of Toronto to take the kids .Our 2 and 3 year old don't want to leave .

Visited January 2013
1 Thank Chewy10
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Clarence, New York
1 review
“not handicapp user friendly”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

We were very excited to bring our son who is in a wheelchair to explore this science center. Much to our dismay (and his) we were displeased to find that alot of exhibits were not interactive to individuals with motor handicaps. The rainforest, while beautiful, was not accessible. The static elecricity show ( where hair stands on end) was not accessible for a w/c person to experience. The ham radio station (one of his favorite activities) and the musical drum section all had elevated non accessible platforms. For the amount of money we paid to enter, we felt very sad that all were not treated equally when it comes to exploring the world and its many wonders.

Visited February 2013
Thank Kevin B
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Slightly overhyped”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

A nice science centre, not as extensive as I expected - more aimed at kids than adults. The exhibitions were all great but there were far less than I expected. Getting there can be a bit difficult, we had to take a subway, a bus and walk a fair amount. I wouldn't consider it a must see for adults, but definitely a good option for kids.

Visited January 2013
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Cannes, France
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“So much fun!”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

We brought my 4 year old son over the Christmas holidays. He loved it. It had changed a lot since my last visit in the 80's! We were very impressed with the kid's area and interactive activities. We managed to watch and take part in the electricity show, the presenter was terrific.

Visited December 2012
1 Thank 55Chantal
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